Day: June 10, 2014

Stanley Cup Final Referees – Rangers/Kings Game 4

New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings – Game 4 – 8:00pm Wes McCauley #4 Reg Playoffs Team Record – NYR 4-3 2-4 Team Record – LAK 4-0 5-0 Minors per game 3.3 4.7 PIM per game 10.1 12.4 % more minors on road team 7.6% -5.3% Home win % 63% 67% Calls/Pd (Avg)* 1st 2nd 3rd – Rd 1 3.2 3.4 1.2 – Rd 2 3.6 2.2 2.2 – Conf Final 2.5 3.5 0.5 – Cup Final 2.0 4.0 0.0 Avg Minors by Team (Reg Season) – NYR 1.3, Opp 2.0 – LAK 1.4, Opp 1.8 Power Plays/Gm (Playoffs)...

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Ref Reading: Former Komet McCauley Refereeing Cup Final

From the News-Sentinel comes this write-up of NHL referee Wes McCauley.  Before donning the stripes, McCauley was a solid defenseman and co-captain at Michigan State who went on to a four-year pro career. His professional playing run came to an end due to injuries, but he didn’t let that keep him off the ice.  He returned as an official, following the past of his father, long-time NHL official and Director of Officiating John McCauley.   There are no former Komets playing in the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final, but there will be one skating. Former Komets defenseman Wes McCauley will be one of four referees used in the series between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers. McCauley, 42, played eight games with the 1995-96 Komets as a young defenseman out of Michigan State where he was a team captain. Even then, he knew his long-term career would probably include blowing a whistle rather than carrying the puck with a stick. His father, John, who died at age 44 in 1989, was the NHL’s director of officiating for 10 years; his uncle, Ron Finn, was an NHL referee until 2000; and his cousin, Sean, was a linesman in the American Hockey League, the International Hockey League and ECHL. Even his brother Blaine worked as an official in the ECHL. Wearing stripes is skin-deep in McCauley’s family. “That’s what (former Komets...

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